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11/21/11Provided by Citysearch
Decided to try it although some reviews here were mixed. The place is VERY retro, tile floors, juke box playing Mob Hits (Sinatra, Como, etc), and modestly decorated. Wooden tables with wooden slat-back chairs.
Don't come here expecting a lot of flash and ambience; this is a modest steakhouse, serving GREAT steak-it's prime dry-aged beef which will tend to be a little tougher than choice wet-aged beef served in nearly all steak houses these days but dry-aged is about 100% more flavorful.
Menu, as in most steak houses, is ala carte. I chose a NY strip medium rare, sauteed spinach, and au gratin potatos. Had a scotch and water before dinner and it was served in an old-fashioned diner water glass. Glass of wine with dinner, and the manager made me his version of New Orlean's famous Sazerac after dinner. Your basic eat-and-get-the-hell out kind of place. Would go back in a heartbeat. Great meal and a great value. I wish Virginia Beach or Richmond had a place like this and this good. Seems like some reviewers here have limited knowlege of beef and steak houses in general.
02/14/11Provided by Citysearch
We recently went to New Orleans for the first time and of all the amazing places we visited, I simply cannot understand the good reviews for this place. It is over priced, the service is mediocre and there is no atmosphere to make up for any of it. There were 17 adults and we were given 5 menus. Everything is a la carte, including the garlic bread. $25.00 for the steak alone which requires a steak knife. And the salad is ridiculous. Lettuce, 1/8 slice of tomato and dripping in dressing on a small plate for $4.50. Would never eat there again. Can't understand it being a local's place at all.
11/20/10Provided by Citysearch
Though our review is date in 2010, we went to this restaurant in 2006. This was the worst food we have ever eaten. The steak was thin, tough and fatty. We could not eat most of it. We had heard of the great food for years and were shocked at how at the poor quality of the steak. We will never go back to this restaurant. If we could give it less than one star we would.
03/02/09Provided by Citysearch
I went here back during hurricane Ike. Me and about 14 friends came in from Houston and were knocked back by the food here. They put us in a back room and we were taken care of. The food was awesome. The place is no frills and does not try to impress you with the decor or some fancy wine list. It just has serious steaks. I am taking my wife there this weekend.
05/07/07Provided by Citysearch
This is my family's favorite steakhouse for years. In contrast to Ruth's Chris or the other fancier steakhouses around town, this place cuts through the BS to make the most amazing steaks I've ever had. The casual atmosphere makes for a great family dinner, or bring a buddy for a steak and a beer while you watch the game on the big TVs. If you're in for the romantic bit, there are private booths.
I've moved north for graduate school and I miss this place unbelievably. When I come home to New Orleans to visit, my family celebrates by going out to our favorite place - Crescent City.
The steaks are affordable and absolutely unbelievable. The wait staff and owners are polite and attentive, and we've made friends over the years. If you don't mind skipping all the ceremony of having your napkin folded when you get up to take a leak (what real man actually likes that?), but you want a great evening with family or friends over mind-blowing steaks, go to Crescent City. It's a landmark.
06/16/05Provided by Citysearch
Forget all the big time steak houses and head to Crescent City Steaks! Visiting NOLA, I used citysearch to find a good steak house. My friends and I visited and we were NOT disappointed! WOW! The steak was cooked to perfection.....never had better. Not to mention the wonderful garlic bread, potatos and glass bottle cokes. We sat in one of the private boothes and it gave our meal such charm....it was a great restaurant and we had excellent service on top of the fabulous meal.
04/25/05Provided by Citysearch
For God's sake, go there! Do you like your steaks to be served sizzling in a pool of garlic butter? Does that sound good to you? If not, if you prefer cold bean sprouts/falafel/goat cheese quiche or some other Hollywood liberal food, avoid this place. It is old fashioned, friendly, laid back, and serves big, super tasty, well marbled, prime steaks sizzling in a pool of garlic butter.... Did I already mention that? Sound good? One serious recommendation, when you travel from city to city, ""rare"" and ""medium"" change meanings. I think in New Orleans, including at Crescent City, they tend to cook steak less than in my home of Ohio, so if you like medium-rare, you might ask for medium, etc. What a great steakhouse. I don't go to New Orleans to eat steak as a rule (and I go there often). But this is my one exception.
06/25/04Provided by Citysearch
I love this steak house. My husband and I used to go there often and somehow we just forgot about it. But a friend recently gave us a gift certificate and since we used it to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary we have been back at least three times. The steaks are wonderful and cooked to order. Their side items are so delicious that even a vegetarian would be happy eating there. I highly recommend it especially the filet and the lyonnaise potatoes!!!!!
03/12/04Provided by Citysearch
My family has been going to Crescent City Steakhouse for years. Although my wife and I hadn't been in a couple of years, we recently had the pleasure of dinning there last weekend. The food is as fantastic as it ever was. Reading these other reviews makes my mouth water. Crescent City is THE place for steaks in New Orleans.
12/19/03Provided by Citysearch
Steak was OK, potato was great. Service was terrible. Was there on a Saturday afternoon with a date. Only 2 other couples in the place, but service was exceptionally inattentive and slow. Heck, had to wait nearly 45 minutes to get the check!
And the interior reminded me of a public restroom.
I don't understand why the natives like the place.
09/24/03Provided by Citysearch
Just reading about the Crescent City Steakhouse makes me hungry to go there. This is the quintessential old fashioned unpretentios real deal steakhouse in New Orleans; and I've lived here all my life. The service is no frills but friendly . The finest steaks in town, bar none. Some of the sides could use a little polish in terms of fresh vs. frozen, but that's no major gripe. Great potatoes in all styles, the juiciest most full flavored meats anywhere and the original sizzled in butter presentation ripped off by Ruth's Chris down the street...which is damned near twice the price and half the quality. When you walk in you know that you are in a local New Orleans ""joint"" which beats all! Real food for real people. It's where musicians, writers, policemen, families, dates and all feel welcomed. And the booths are a neat thing, too.
By Michael Dominici
07/25/03Provided by Citysearch
This restaurant should be a part of your lives. This a the place where children can act like grown-ups, and where grown-ups can enjoy their maturity. It has romance, and atmosphere, and history. Even if it is your first time, it feels like tradition.
05/03/03Provided by Citysearch
The steak was excellent, and that was to be expected, but the onion rings were superb. Good salad dressing, although the salad itself was nothing too exceptional. It is worth the trip.
There are ""private booths"" for the romantic couple, but not as a whole.
12/19/02Provided by Citysearch
Crescent City Steakhouse is a MUST if you are a steak lover in New Orleans. You get ONLY the finest, well-marbled dry aged beef here.
The service is friendly and lively and among the best to be had in New Orleans. If you want to know where Ruth Fertel got the idea for Chris Steakhouse, vist Crecent City!
09/15/02Provided by Citysearch
The Crescent City Steak House is the best steak house in the nation. The low publicity and isolated location keep the place quite and relaxed. Not many people know of the delightful steaks this restaurant has to offer. If you want steak this is the place for you.
Home of New Orleans' original sizzling steak since 1934.
Serving Four Generations of New Orleans
- General Info
Step back in time as you step through the door into our beautiful, tiled dining room where New Orleans? original sizzling steaks have been served since the doors opened in 1934. We offer prime, dry-aged beef that is cut in-house and cooked to your desire as well as seafood options such as broiled lobster tail and salmon to name a couple.
Our commitment to quality does not end in the kitchen. Our extensive wine list consists of over 130 bottles from around the world. Our bar offers a wide array of quality liquors and liqueurs including single malt and blended scotches, bourbons, whiskeys, vodkas, and gins to name a few. We even have a specialty cocktail list which includes the Crescent City Martini, a Vojkovich family favorite that is made with a delectable, Croatian liqueur.
Crescent City Steaks has been owned and operated by the Vojkovich family since Mr. John first opened the doors over 75 years ago, and his spirit lives on through the essence of family that transcends everything we do. It is our tradition to treat and care for our customers as family, and what better way to do so than to provide an exceptional meal in an atmosphere that rivals the comforts of home.
So, come in; have a seat; and, become part of the family at Crescent City Steaks, the home of New Orleans' original sizzling steak.
- Regular Hours
Mon Closed Tue - Fri: Sat: Sun:
- American Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Dessert Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Restaurant Menus, Restaurants, Steak Houses
- Payment Options
- Price Range
- Mid-City, Bayou St. John
Crescent City Steak House
- Other Information
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Ice Cream, Steakhouse, Pastries
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No